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Never Forget – The BHPD and the BHFD stand at attention to honor First Responders and civilians whose lives were lost on September 11

V-911new2 The Beverly Hills Police Department and the Beverly Hills Fire Department stand at attention to honor First Responders and civilians whose lives were lost on September 11. Every year, the City of Beverly Hills holds a solemn memorial on the anniversary of that event. It is an opportunity to remember the day, to honor those who were lost, and to be grateful for the heroic first responders who serve our community every day. 6:34 pm Read More

Beverly Hills Schools Roll Out Districtwide iPads

TAKE A SELFIE–Beverly Vista kindergarten student Jonathan Ben-Yakov is among 22 kids in teacher Joyce Medway’s class who learn the art of the selfie as their first lesson with their new iPads. On Wednesday morning, the kindergartners at Beverly Vista could not have been more excited as they received their very own iPads. Indeed, the 22 students in Joyce Medway’s class could not stop giggling as they were instructed in their first lesson: the art of the selfie. 6:32 pm Read More

Courier In Canada – Beverly Hills residents, Dr. Javed Siddiqi, Seema Siddiqi and family brought the Courier on vacation this month to Banff, Alberta, Canada

Dr. Javed Siddiqi, Seema Siddiqi and family Beverly Hills residents, Dr. Javed Siddiqi (neurosurgeon), Seema Siddiqi and family brought the Courier on vacation this month to Banff, Alberta, Canada, as they celebrated Canada's 150th anniversary. To join the Siddiqi family in the Carry the Courier Club, snap a photo of yourself with the Courier on your next vacation and email it to mlopez@bhcourier.com. 5:45 pm Read More

Courier In Paris – Longtime Beverly Hills resident Joan Quinn took the Courier with her on a recent trip to Paris to show her close friend, artist David Hockney

Longtime Beverly Hills resident Joan Quinn took the Courier with her on a recent trip to Paris to show her close friend, artist David Hockney, at his art exhibit Longtime Beverly Hills resident Joan Quinn took the Courier with her on a recent trip to Paris to show her close friend, artist David Hockney, at his art exhibit. Quinn was joined by Hockney and friends for a private dinner at the Pompidou museum, where Hockney’s exhibit runs through Oct. 23. To join Quinn in the Carry The Courier Club, snap a photo of yourself with the Courier on your next trip and send it to mlopez@bhcourier.com. 5:49 pm Read More

Shawmut Launches Luxury Homes Division

While the future of the real estate market is anyone’s guess, there seems to be no shortage of buyers for high-end homes. To that end, construction management titan Shawmut Design and Construction recently launched a luxury homes division. 2:26 pm Read More

Possible Burglary Prompts Hawthorne To Shelter In Place Once Again

For the second time since the new school year began, Hawthorne students were forced to shelter in place following a neighborhood incident on Tuesday. This week’s scare came just days after a family-related neighborhood disturbance on North Elm last Thursday prompted the school to enact the same protocol of keeping students in classrooms. 6:44 pm Read More

Normans At Roxbury – The City has permitted the Beverly Hills High School Normans varsity football team to use Roxbury Park for weekday practices

BHHS Normans varsity team practicing at Roxbury Park While the synthetic field replacement project at Beverly Hills High School gets underway, the City has permitted the varsity football team to use Roxbury Park for weekday practices. Both AYSO and the City made accommodations to existing programs to allow for such use.  The team will be playing away games until the turf project's completion in mid-October. Here's to a great season Normans. 6:03 pm Read More

Courier In Arezzo – Beverly Hills residents Joann and Walter Hulkower took their copy of Beverly Hills’ Best Read Newspaper to Arezzo, Italy with their grandson, Joshua Hulkower

Joann and Walter Hulkower with grandson, Joshua Hulkower Beverly Hills residents Joann and Walter Hulkower joined the Carry The Courier Club this month, taking their copy of Beverly Hills’ Best Read Newspaper to Arezzo, Italy with their grandson, Joshua Hulkower. Joshua played in the International Baseball Tournament for Israel, playing outfielder on the victorious Israel Baseball Team. To join the Hulkower family in the Carry The Courier Club, snap a photo of yourself with the Courier on your next trip and e-mail the picture, with caption information, to mlopez@bhcourier.com. 6:01 pm Read More

Take A Bow At Get Threaded – Get Threaded Brow and Beauty, an Australian female-owned-and-operated business, opened their first US flagship store in Beverly Hills last week

Shown (from left) are staffers Kara Craig and Shannon Perry, Nieves Calvo King (owner) staffers Chase Stewart and Christine Jackson,  Liz See (Get Threaded founder) and staffers Sally Sha and Karine Patatanyan at the red carpet grand opening of their flagship store in Beverly Hills. Get Threaded Brow and Beauty, an Australian female-owned-and-operated business, opened their first US flagship store in Beverly Hills last week, shaping womens brows by matching their own features and body shape, not a “one-size-fits-all” brow like most brow-shaping. Owners partnered with celebrity pet rescue Vanderpump Dogs as their chosen charity, with a selection of limited edition gift items that benefit the animals 5:58 pm Read More

Path of Totality – Courier intern Sam Schwartz was one of tens of thousands of people who flocked to Salem, Oregon this week to catch a glimpse of the eclipse

Sam Schwartz Courier intern Sam Schwartz – grandson of the newspaper’s founder March Schwartz – was one of tens of thousands of people who flocked to Salem, Oregon this week to catch a glimpse of the eclipse. Schwartz camped overnight at Bush’s Pasture Park in Salem, which is in the path of totality, allowing for the best view of the eclipse. He also took along a copy of the Courier during his downtime. Even if you missed the eclipse, hope is not lost. You can still join the Carry the Courier Club. Snap a photo of yourself on your next trip with the Courier and e-mail it to mlopez@bhcourier.com with caption information. 6:14 pm Read More

Fabulous Fleets – The City of Beverly Hills fleet staff was recently named the 19th best small fleet in the nation by Government Fleet Magazine

Pictured are (from left): Fleet Supervisor Harry Kalindjian, Equipment Mechanic II Steve Carrillo, Equipment Mechanic II Kevin Jones, Director of Public Works Shana Epstein, Equipment Mechanic II Ken Aquilina, Equipment Mechanic II Ryan Nelson,Equipment Mechanic II Greg Foerster, Central Stores Specialist Glenn Claudio, Councilmember John Mirisch, Mayor Lili Bosse, Equipment Mechanic II Al Paskauskas, Vice Mayor Julian Gold, Fleet Manager Craig Crowder, Central Stores Specialist Francisco Ruiz, Lead Equipment Mechanic Greg Gomez, Lead Equipment Mechanic Eric Jones, Councilmember Les Friedman and Councilmember Bob Wunderlich. The City of Beverly Hills fleet staff was recently named the 19th best small fleet in the nation by Government Fleet Magazine and the American Public Works Association. The City has a team of nine mechanics who maintain 415 City vehicles, including heavy duty fire trucks, solid waste trucks, police cruisers and small trucks and the Mobile Command Center. Pictured are (from left): Fleet Supervisor Harry Kalindjian, Equipment Mechanic II Steve Carrillo, Equipment Mechanic II Kevin Jones, Director of Public Works Shana Epstein, Equipment Mechanic II Ken Aquilina, Equipment Mechanic II Ryan Nelson,Equipment Mechanic II Greg Foerster, Central Stores Specialist Glenn Claudio, Councilmember John Mirisch, Mayor Lili Bosse, Equipment Mechanic II Al Paskauskas, Vice Mayor Julian Gold, Fleet Manager Craig Crowder, Central Stores Specialist Francisco Ruiz, Lead Equipment Mechanic Greg Gomez, Lead Equipment Mechanic Eric Jones, Councilmember Les Friedman and Councilmember Bob Wunderlich. 5:44 pm Read More

Bookbags – Beverly Hills students along with the help of the Beverly Hills Women’s Club, collected and distributed backpacks and school supplies for 84 children

L-Bookbags Beverly Hills students Jonah Okum, Sara Okum, Gabe Bergher and Eli Okum, along with the help of the Beverly Hills Women’s Club, collected and distributed backpacks and school supplies for 84 children at the Westwood Transitional Village and the Bessie Pregerson Center of the Salvation Army. The Transitional Housing Village is a housing complex and pre-school located in West Los Angeles; its mission is to reunite homeless families into their own residence, rehabilitate and find work for the parents – all while allowing the children to maintain a normal life and attend local schools. By providing these backpacks, the children can start school with the supplies needed so they can focus on their education. 6:09 pm Read More

Picklefest – Ron Sasiela of Los Angeles was named creator of the Best Dill Pickle in Beverly Hills at Sunday’s Picklefest event at the Beverly Hills Farmer’s Market

Adam Wetsman, Elise Knebel, judge and owner of Nate ‘n Al Mark Mendelson, Mayor Lili Bosse, Michelle Wasserman and Councilmember Lester Friedman Ron Sasiela of Los Angeles was named creator of the Best Dill Pickle in Beverly Hills at Sunday’s Picklefest event at the Beverly Hills Farmer’s Market. Darrell Fluman of Chatsworth earned second place an Adam Wetsman of Beverly Hills took third. In the “I Can Pickle That” category, 1st place was awarded to Elise Knebel of Los Angeles, the 14-year-old daughter of Public Works Executive Ilene Knebel and an incoming freshman at BHHS with her pickled golden beets. The winners received gift certificates for Nate n’ Al Delicatessen for $200, $100 and $50 each. Judges included Mark Mendeleson of Nate ‘n Al, sponsors for the event; Recreation and Parks Commissioner Julian Javor, Team Beverly Hills member Charlie Tercek and local resident Alana Friedman. Pictured above: Adam Wetsman, Elise Knebel, judge and owner of Nate ‘n Al Mark Mendelson, Mayor Lili Bosse, Michelle Wasserman and Councilmember Lester Friedman. 6:05 pm Read More

Beverly Hills/Compton Coalition To Fight Homelessness Blossoms

Understanding that homelessness is a human problem that we have failed to adequately address is something Angelenos know all too well. Earlier this year, the L.A. Homeless Services Authority released a study documenting 57,794 homeless people in the county - a staggering 23 percent jump over last year. 6:43 pm Read More